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USS Brumby (FF-1044)
Career (US)
Name: USS Brumby (DE-1044)
Namesake: Frank H. Brumby
Awarded: 3 January 1962
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
Laid down: 1 August 1963
Launched: 6 June 1964
Acquired: 26 July 1965
Commissioned: 5 August 1965
Decommissioned: 31 March 1989
Reclassified: (FF-1044) 30 June 1975
Struck: 1 July 1994
Fate: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 September 1994
General characteristics
Class & type: Garcia-class frigate
Displacement: 2,624 tons (light)
Length: 414 ft 6 in (126.34 m)
Beam: 44 ft 1 in (13.44 m)
Draft: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Propulsion: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers, 1 steam turbine, 35,000 shp, single screw
Speed: 27 knots
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km) at 20 knots (40 km/h)
Complement: 16 officers
231 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 air search radar
AN/SPS-10 surface search radar
AN/SQS-26 bow mounted sonar
Armament: 2 x 5"/38 Mk 30(2x1)
1 8-tube ASROC Mk16 launcher (16 missiles)
6 x 12.75 in (324mm) Mk 32 (2x3) torpedo tubes, Mk 46 torpedoes
2 x MK 37 torpedo tubes (fixed, stern) (removed later)
Aircraft carried: Gyrodyne QH-50 (planned) / SH-2 LAMPS

USS Brumby (FF-1044) was a Garcia-class destroyer escort (and later a frigate) in the US Navy. She was named after Admiral Frank H. Brumby. Brumby was built in the early 1960s, and during the Vietnam War served in the Atlantic. She was launched in 1963 and co-sponsored by Adm. Brumby's granddaughters, Misses Muriel Tuckerman Fitzgerald and Cornelia Truxtun Fitzgerald.

on 31 March 1989 the Brumby was decommissioned and leased to the Pakistan Navy the same day, where she was commissioned as Harbah. However, following Pakistan's refusal to halt its nuclear weapons program, the lease was cancelled in 1994. She was returned to United States custody on 9 September 1994 and stricken from the Navy Register the same day.


  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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